SC Department of Juvenile Justice Reviews | Glassdoor

SC Department of Juvenile Justice Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
16 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

2.5
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
CEO
0 Ratings

16 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. "Traffic Control Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Traffic Control Officer in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Traffic Control Officer in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SC Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    To secure and house juveniles, and to see them reinstated back into society as productive citizens is one of the most rewarding accomplishments the department has achieve.

    Cons

    To see young children jailed or locked up for such crimes is very disturbing, but in all cases it is there environment. Some of the homes and neighborhoods they come from is like war zones, what chance do they have for protection and safety.

    Advice to Management

    If that Juvenile came from an abusive environment, and you ad to that; what does that accomplish? Yes they will be angry, hostile, abuse beyond what we can think. We have to have a heart for God's children first with a love that covers a multitude of SIN.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Juvenile Specialist 1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Juvenile Specialist I in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Juvenile Specialist I in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SC Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work a full time job at night, change is on the way making it a better agency

    Cons

    Too many to list all but here's a few: unsafe working conditions, lack of proper training, working 13 hrs shifts and only receiving a 30min break, low pay, lack of support from upper management, a good way to describe working at the broad river road complex is "the juveniles run the yard, and we are just there to work"

    Advice to Management

    None. There needs to be new management !


  3. "You need to be cool with being assaulted. Your private parts grabbed, and men making sexual advances at you."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - JCOII in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - JCOII in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SC Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Health benefits if you have a family and days off.
    12 hour shifts will give you the opportunity to look for another job.

    Cons

    First off you will never get a raise you will be treated like a second class citizen you will be assaulted and nothing will happen to the juveniles. " No Consequence"

    Juveniles will set a building on fire they will cover it up, and they were asked you not to press charges.

    Advice to Management

    Please grow up and do your job and remember you have a wife at home.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Bittersweet"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SC Department of Juvenile Justice full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits; sense of comradeship among teaching staff; very disadvantaged students!

    Cons

    Bureaucratic disconnect; high burn-out situations; emotional stress is high; lfew opportunities to succeed

    Advice to Management

    Trust the professionals YOU hired & try to remember this is supposed to be the ultimate "alternative school".


  6. "Poor chance for movement into higher paid positions with SC DJJ"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Specialist I in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Community Specialist I in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SC Department of Juvenile Justice (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    very little, off on the work-ends

    Cons

    No chance to advance with SC DJJ
    A lot of "high school" drama to deal with on a daily basis from co-workers


  7. "Very high stress job and very low pay."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Specialist II in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Community Specialist II in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SC Department of Juvenile Justice full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of vacation and sick leave available. Also the retirement is very good. You also get an opportunity to help kids and their families.

    Cons

    Very high stress and even lower pay. Management does not take care of their employees. An example is we had to buy our own meal for the Christmas party, which was a training on mental health. If you work in a smaller county then it isn't too bad, but if you're in a high volume county get ready to be burned out in the first year.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and show appreciation. Someone with 30 years of experience and a masters degree shouldn't be paid the same as someone with one year of experience and a Bachelor's.


  8. "Could be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The state holidays are great.

    Cons

    The pay and benefits. Feeling unappreciated and overworked.


  9. "Hard job, but can be done with determination"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SC Department of Juvenile Justice full-time

    Pros

    Pay is better now days
    Good benefits
    Consistent work schedule

    Cons

    Working with juveniles can be stressful
    Working 12 hour shifts can tire you out


  10. "DJJ"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with youth, Changing lives. Great benefits and Paid Time Off

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive at all. No raises or real job growth opportunities.


  11. "Not safe."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great benefits and retirement package.

    Cons

    No meal breaks, juveniles run the facility. Most staff are intimidated, and cower to the juveniles.

    Advice to Management

    A change in training methods, and discipline between staff and inmates.


Showing 16 of 17 reviews
Reset Filters